Members of the University of Connecticut community have begun a couple of fundraisers hoping to offset the negative image generated by a video of a student berating food service workers who refused to sell him jalapeño-bacon macaroni and cheese.
Freshman Sadie Rumsey set up a page on gofundme.com to give the workers involved a night out. As of Sunday, her page had collected more than $1,300.
A local restaurant, D.P. Dough, began adding jalapeno to its bacon mac and cheese calzones after last Sunday's incident. It has donated $600 to a children's cancer charity from the profits.
Franchise owner Cory Hill said he's gone through 125 pounds of macaroni and cheese this week, up from the usual 20.
Freshman Luke Gatti is due in court Tuesday on charges of breach of peace and criminal trespass.